I have this information from York Co. Administrations; Book K, pg 06, 09 Aug 1809: "Petition sets forth that Michael Klinefelter, Sr. died about 2 years since leaving a widow Elizabeth, and had issue Michael, John, Jacob, Peter, Joseph, Benjamin, George, Henry, Adam, Daniel, Margaret (deceased wife of Jacob Marky had issue John, Jacob, Michael, Henry, Samuel, Enos, Elizabeth, and Margaret the deceased wife of Charles Gore, left a daughter Margaret), Catharine (deceased wife of the late George Stavely, left a child), Barbara wife of John Kunkle, Elizabeth wife of Henry Kunkle, Jean wife of Frederick Grove, Eve wife of John Sides, Susanna. The decedent ouwned 219 acres in Shrewsbury Twp., 170 Acres in Hopewell Twp. An inquistion is awarded."
In the above. George Stavely is George Stabler/Stabley, married to Catharine Kleinfelter. Michael's daughter Jean (Christina) was married first to John Adam Stabler (brother of George). Frederick Grove was her 2nd husband. It's the John Adam Stabler/Christina Kleinfelter line that I researched.
His son John Michael Klinefelter died in Hopewell Twp. in 1817. Most of the descendants of this line spell the surname Kleinfelter. Johann Michael, Sr. was married twice. He had 8 children with his first wife, Appolonia Gerberich and 9 with his second wife, Maria Elisabeth.
York Co. Deeds for 1789: Frederick Youse et al: To Michael Kleinfelter of Shrewsbury Township, yeoman: for 352 pounds: 90 acres and a Grist Mill in Shrewsbury Township.
On 2 April 1795. Michael Kleinfelder of Shrewsbury Township and wife Mary Elizabeth: To Andrew Meyer: for 450 pounds: 13 1/2 acres and a Grist Mill in Shrewsbury and Codorus Townships: part of four warrant rights (those mentioned in 2A,419 supra and one of Jacob Kauffelt dated Jan 22, 1773) totalling in survey 177 acres, 94 perches, which grantor bought on june 8, 1782 from Jacob Kauffelt and wife Catharine.
same date: Michael Kleinfelter of Shrewsbury Township yeoman and wife Mary Elizabeth: to John Bailey for 500 pounds; 164 acres, 13 perches in Shrewsbury and Codorus Townships, part of 177 acres. 94 perches covered by four grants of 2N, 74, reserving water right and mill race.
February 5, 1798: Michael Kleinfelter of Shrewsbury Township, miller and wife Maria Elizabeth: to John Klinefelter of the same place, miller: for 700 pounds: 171 acres, 37 perches, the land of 2L,65 supra.
York Co. Deeds: 01 August 1818. John Kleinfelter of Shrewsbury Twp., miller and wife Margaret to George Hise for $1200., 50 acres part of Codorus Falls.
I think this pretty well decides that the Mill was owned by John Michael Sr. bought from Frederick Youse. John Michael Jr. was known as Michael, who married Barbara Meier (or perhaps Meyer) and maybe related to Andrew Meyer of above deed? Michael Kleinfelter died in 1817 in York Co.
John Klinefelter of the 1798 deed is probably the same John Klinefelter of the 1818 deed. By 1832, this son John was living in Lancaster Co., PA.
The spellings for this surname are as they appear in court documents. I have a map of the area for 1797 and some later additions. It won't copy here.
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